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Definition of "cannery" [can•ner•y]

  • A factory where fish, vegetables, or other foods are canned. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cannery" in a sentence
  • "Now between the two of them during the summer, the building next to the gym was known as a cannery, so people would bring in their farm and garden things and they would help to can and what-have-you."
  • "The cannery was a white elephant, without takers in the market."
  • "In Central Maui, the cannery was a hive of activity for processing canned pineapple and pineapple juice."